Stormwatch and Strike Teams Prepare for the Rain

While the sun peeked out this past weekend, the rain will soon return. Many people will plan for a rainy day by putting on rain boots or grabbing an umbrella, and SFPUC’s Stormwatch Team plans to do much more. “Stormwatch” is SFPUC’s term for storm preparation and response efforts prior to, during, and after rain…

SFPUC Recognized for Recycled Water Advocacy

Now that California’s drought is officially over after seven years, it doesn’t mean we should breathe easier. It means we need to continue to champion and find solutions to the world’s water crisis. Two advocates from the SFPUC are doing just that. This week Paula Kehoe, Director for Water Resources, and Taylor Chang, a Water…

A Slice of Pi with Future Engineers and Scientists

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is essential for the future success of the students in our communities. The SFPUC and its social impact partners, Stantec, Wood Group PLC, McMillen Jacobs Associates, and Black and Veatch is participating in Tuolumne County’s third annual Engineers and Scientists in Schools Week, taking place this week, from…

How SF Collected Over 3.3M Gallons of Oil in 12 Years

The SFPUC’s SFGreasecycle program is concluding after serving San Francisco restaurants for over 12 years. Developed in 2007, the program aimed to divert fats, oils and grease (FOG) from San Francisco’s sewer infrastructure while offering a offering restaurants and residents a cost-effective option to recycle used cooking oil.​ Before the launch of SFGreasecycle, the SFPUC…

Allbirds Goes SuperGreen with CleanPowerSF

Allbirds, the popular eco-friendly San Francisco-based footwear company, has joined CleanPowerSF, San Francisco’s community choice energy program, also commonly referred to as a community choice aggregation program (CCA). CleanPowerSF launched in 2016 with a mission to provide SF residents and businesses with the choice of having their electricity supplied from clean, renewable sources at a…

Filled to the Top: Calaveras Reservoir

Mother Nature has given the Bay Area a serious drenching during the last couple of weeks. So much in fact that Calaveras Reservoir has started to fill. The SFPUC lowered the water level in Calaveras Reservoir because of seismic concerns about the old Calaveras Dam. The SFPUC built a new dam, which reached its full…